Category Archives: Activities

Workshop activities & programs

Summer 2012

Several classes were run this summer. A few projects were repeated for the new, mostly younger students, while some of our older students made the pendulum seismometer described in this previous post. This is quite an advanced project. While we did spend … Continue reading

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Cheap seismometer using sound card and Amaseis – now running under Windows

After about a year and a half of messing around, I finally got this very cheap seismometer system working under Windows. It also displays data in real time – something I have still not accomplished with Linux. Educationally, it has … Continue reading

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Winter 2012 Handcraft Classes

A great activity that will get kids out of the house during vacations (and away from computer games) is hunting for “treasure” with a metal detector. This winter, after some R&D work I finally worked out a design that would … Continue reading

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Summer 2011

Several classes were run this summer. Once again we found it very difficult to get the students to go home at the end of the two and a half hour course periods. It seems they just can’t get enough of … Continue reading

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Kids’ Resource Center

See our new blog location for more projects and more articles on education… http://kidsresourcecenter.org

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Field Workshop in Taitung

We sometimes wondered if it would be possible to travel around, running handcraft workshops in other locations. I was skeptical because there are so many tools and materials used in our projects. Forgetting one particular sized screw or nail might … Continue reading

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Summer 2010

With the summer 2010 program just about finished, the most successful project by far has been the 4WD car. These were the first ones off the production line.

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